Yeah, I've made seitan using 'normal' flour using the knead/rinse/knead method and its not only extremely difficult and time consuming, the results aren't all that great. Its much better to find gluten powder and use one of the many recipes floating around for that.
Recipes are a very personal things as what tastes good to me may not taste good to you and visa versa. It took me quite a few times of making various seitan recipes before I found one I liked and even then I changed the recipe to my liking.
First thing: go find and buy some vital wheat gluten or gluten powder. Once you get that, you're half way to making something special.